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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Hogwarts Re-visited

Todays post, 9th July 2014, comprises sixteen pics including three from a new contributor.


Up first are three shots from John Smith. The first two show the Collett 'Hall' class 4-6-0, No.5972 Olton Hall, masquerading as the more famous Hogwarts Castle from the Harry Potter films. The working was Tyseley - Carnforth, the date was 7th july 2014 and the location, was Winwick

John's second shot of No.5972 was also taken at Winwick but two days previously, on 5th July 2014; the working was the reverse, Carnforth - Tyseley.

A third pic from John features two workings from Earlestown on 13th June 2014. Pictured are EWS (DBS) class 60, 60035, on an empty steel Liverpool - Tinsley working, and GBRf class 66, 66731 interhub GB, on an Ironbridge Power Station - Tuebrook Sidings empty biomass working.

A trio from Ieuan Wood now follows. His first shows WCRC class 47s, 47786 and 47245 with empty coaching stock being moved Southall - Carnforth on 1st July 2014. The location wasWinwick.

Ieuan's second shot features EWS (DBS) class 92, 92030 Ashford, heading the 'Tesco Express' intermodal through Wigan North Western on 1st July 2014.

GBRf class 66, 66723 Chinook is pictured in this shot from Ieuan, taken on 21st June 2014 at Winwick. The working was LBT - Ironbridge biomass.

A rare shot from yours truly is up next, taken at Red Bank on 5th July 2014. New-build, Peppercorn 'A1' class 4-6-2, No.60163 Tornado, is pictured hauling 'The Border Raider' railtour Euston- Carlisle - Euston on the Crewe-Carlisle leg.

Geoff Monks is up next with his shot of GBRf class 66, 66724 Drax Power Station, passing beneath the Warrington Central line at Froghall Lane, with a LBT-Ironbridge PS biomass working on 20th June 2014.

Jeff Nicholls has sent in the following four shots, the first two with a strong connection and displayed together. The first shows a class 47, 47597 at Birchwood taken 19th January 1991. 

The second also shows a class 47 (actually two of them) at the same spot, 23 years later. Pictured are DRS class 47s, 47853T and 47841T on a Liverpool - Scarborough railtour on 5th July 2014.

Jeff's third shot shows the same pair of 47s as above with 47841T and 47853T passing over the Sankey Viaduct on5th July 2014.

The same pair are featured again in Jeff's fourth shot, this time as 47853T and 47841T at Warrington Central on the same date.

GBRf class 66, 66723 Chinook, is up next in this shot from Alan Rigby. The location was Winwick and the working Tuebrook Sidings - Ironbridge PS biomass. The pic is dated 21st June 2014.

New contributor Colin Scollick has sent in three pics all taken at Leamington Spa at the end of June, 2014. Welcome Colin your contributions are much appreciated. His first shot depicts First Scot Rail class 90, 90019.

Colin's second shot features class 67, 67014 Thomas Telford, in Chiltern Mainline livery at Leamington Spa.

The final shot from Colin shows a Chiltern Railways DVT, 82301, at Leamington Spa.The view appears to be through a screen of some kind (?).

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